22 May 2015

Year 6 Week 20 2015

On Tuesday, staff and students from King’s School visited to inform children and parents about life at King’s. For those of you who were unable to attend this meeting, the Taster Day on 1st July should provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have and to purchase school uniform.

In English this week, Miss Kinsey’s class have completed their instructions to make a ‘Dump Den’ inspired by the class novel ‘Stig of the Dump’. We are now watching the BBC adaptation of the book in readiness to write a review and comparison in the new term.

As Mrs Hood’s class have recently been analysing instructional texts, we thought we would give the children the opportunity to follow a set of instructions. The instructions were a Jamie Oliver recipe for fruit or cheese scones. The children found the experience in the food tech room rewarding (especially the end results), but also challenging as some of the vocabulary was unfamiliar to them. The children made 40 scones in total that were generously shared amongst the whole of Y6.

In Maths, Miss Kinsey’s class started the week identifying patterns in Roman numerals and then we have been out and about investigating spirals. We have taken our learning to the yurt and the playground. We have been drawing our own version of Archimedean spirals using straight lines and investigating fractions of turns in circles.
Mrs Hood’s class have been telling the time on analogue and digital clocks and working out time intervals to the next o'clock.

The trip to the ice cream parlour and the play park was a resounding success, the children have been congratulated for their impeccable behaviour; they are a real credit to the school when out and about in the community.

We hope that you all have a relaxing half term!

Many thanks,

Mrs Hood, Miss Kinsey and Mrs Goddard.